• Joan Lin is an award-winning actress born in 1953 in Taipei, Taiwan.
• She starred in over 80 films and is also known for being the wife of actor Jackie Chan.
• She launched her career when she was 19 years old, and was an acclaimed actress in Hong Kong and Taiwan by the '70s.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $5 million.
• Her son Jaycee is also an actor and singer, while her husband Jackie Chan has starred in over 130 films and has a net worth of $350 million.

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SpouseJackie Chan
FactHas a son with husband Jackie Chan named Jaycee Chan.

Who is Joan Lin?

Born Joan Lin Feng-Jiao on the 30th June 1953 in Taipei, Taiwan, she is an award-winning actress, who came to prominence during the ‘70s, starring in a number of box-office hits of the Taiwanese and Hong Kong film industry, such as “Shaolin Long Arm” (1974), and “A Story of a Small Town” (1979), among many other films. Her career spanned ten years, during which time she appeared in over 80 films. She is also known to the world as the wife of actor Jackie Chan.

Joan Lin Bio: Early Life, Family, and Education

Growing up in Taipei was rather hard for Joan; being the second of five children, Joan had to leave school when she was only 12 years old, as her family was poor and she had to find a job to provide for them. She decided to try herself in the show business, particularly acting, and it eventually turned out to be a rather smart move.

Career Beginnings

Determined to rise above the poverty that her family lived in, young Joan started auditioning for roles in Hong Kong and Taiwanese films. It was in 1972 when she was 19 years old that she made her acting debut in the kung-fu film “The Hero of Chiu Chow”, and stunned the critics and casting producers which resulted in new leading roles. Gradually, Joan’s career improved and she became more popular, more so after 1976 when she starred in the popular comedy film “Coffee, Wine & Lemon Juice”, next to Han Chin and Chuan-Ju Wang.

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Rise to Prominence

Year after year, Joan was becoming better known within the Hong Kong and Taiwanese film industry, making her a star actress. In the second half of the ‘70s, Joan continued her dominance and became one of the most popular actresses in Hong Kong, and together with her future husband, Jackie Chan starred in several box-office hits. In 1977 she starred in the film “Hi Honey!” and the romantic drama film “Love Rings a Bell”, while also had the lead role in another romantic drama film, “Let’s Fall in Love”. Her most notable role came in 1979, when she starred in the romantic drama film “The Story of a Small Town”, for which she won Best Leading Actress at the 16th Golden Horse Awards. She remained in show business until the early ‘80s and until then starred in several other box office hits, such as the comedy film “Good Morning, Taipei”, then the historical drama “The Battle for the Republic of China” in 1981, and ended her career with the leading role in the horror film “Devil Returns” in 1982.

Joan Lin Net Worth

When she launched her career, Joan had in mind only one thing; provide for her family. Well, she managed to achieve that and much more. She became an acclaimed actress, popular all across the world, featuring in over 80 films, which steadily increased her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Joan Lin is, as of mid- 2018? Sources estimate that her net worth is over $5 million, earned through her acting career and no doubt boosted by her husband.

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Do You Know About Joan Lin’s Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children?

Joan met Jackie Chan in 1981 when they worked together on a film. After only a year, the two married and their son Jaycee was born that same year. According to reports, Jackie didn’t want to marry Joan but had to when she became pregnant with their son. Joan retired from the show business to focus entirely on her husband and their newborn child. As the years went by, Joan decided not to return to acting, and became interested in other things. Her son Jaycee and her husband Jackie haven’t been on good terms for quite a long time now, and she and Jaycee live together in Taipei.
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Joan Lin Son, Jaycee Chan

Now that we have covered all the major details about Joan, let’s share some information about her son. Born as Jaycee Chan Jo-Ming on the 3rd December 1982 in Los Angeles, California USA, he is an actor and singer, best known to the world for appearing in the films “The Drummer” (2007), “Invisible Target” (2007), and “Sun Also Rises” the same year.

The son of Jackie and Joan, it was only a matter of time until he launched his own career, however, he was primarily focused on education, finishing high school firstly, and then enrolling at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, but his poor grades stopped him from continuing, and Jaycee launched his career instead. He started as a singer, releasing the debut album “Jaycee” in 2004, but then became more focused on acting, and starred in such films as “The Drummer” in 2007, and “Mulan: Rise of a Warrior” among others. Back in 2014, he was arrested for drug possession and spent six months in jail. Since coming out Jaycee has starred in the film “Railroad Tigers”, and is now working on the film “The Diary”.

Joan Lin Husband, Jackie Chan

Born Chan Kong-sang on the 7th April 1954, in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong, he is an actor, producer, film director, singer, and martial artist. Jackie has featured in over 130 films, and has won over 30 awards. Some of his most successful films include the “Rush Hour” film series, then “Police Story” film series, “Mr. Nice Guy”, “The Spy Next Door”, and many other films. In addition to a rather rich filmography, Jackie has released 12 studio albums.

The son of Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War, Jackie went to Nah-Hwa Primary School, but he failed in his first year, so his parents withdrew him from school, and it was in the early ‘60s that he started his rigorous training in martial arts and acrobatics at the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School, run by Master Jim-yuen.

His career started when he was only five, but it wasn’t until his adolescent years that he started gaining more notable roles. His first lead role was in the film “Little Tiger of Canton”, released in 1973, and the rest is history. Jackie Chan’s net worth is estimated at $350 million.

General Info

Full NameJoan Lin


SpouseJackie Chan
ChildrenJaycee Chan


MoviesDevil Returns, The Battle for the Republic of China, The Story of a Small Town, He Never Gives Up, Shaolin Vengeance

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1Sold the LA home and moved to Hong Kong where husband and son have their careers. [2007]
2Living in Los Angeles with her son; left the show business right after her marriage with Jackie Chan [2001]
3Has a son with husband Jackie Chan named Jaycee Chan.
4She made over 100 films in Taiwan and Hong Kong. She was a movie star way before her husband Jackie Chan. A well respected actress in the Chinese film industry.



Sap ji sang ciu2012Sister (uncredited)
Jiu dian ling san fen1982
Jing hun feng yu ye1982Hsiao-ling Shen
Long de chuan ren1981Fan Chin-Wen
Huan xi yuan jia1981
Xin hai shuang shi1981Madame Yu
You jian chun tian1981Fang Yi-Ting
He ye lian hua ou1980
Tian liang hao ge qiu1980
Te bie zhi zhai1980
Ai qing duo bi qiu1980
Yuan xiang ren1980Chung Ping Chu
Wo cong shan zhong lai1980
Qing wang1980
Cheng gong ling shang1979
Luo hua liu shui chun qu ye1979
Wang yang zhong de yi tiao chuan1979Cheng's girlfriend
Zao an tai bei1979Kao Wen-ying
Zhai xing1979
Zuo ri yu xiao xiao1979
Zuo yu xiao xiao1979
Hua ban wu chun feng1979Hsia Yu-Lian
Chong ci1979
Wang ai cao1979Shen Yun-Bai
Xiao cheng de gu shi1979
Ai qing huo la la1978
Bao zha de ai qing1978
Ci qing ke wen tian1978
Han yan bo shang1978
Hi, qin ai de!1978
Man shan hua kai yi pian qing1978
Sui xin lan1978
Xi yang lang hua ai1978
Yan bo jiang shang1978
You shi huang hun1978as Lin Fong-Chiao
Cai zai xi yang li1978
Nan hai yu nü hai de zhan zheng1978Ming-Ming
Wo ta lang er lai1978
Ai qing zou lang1977Sang Wu
Chao ji lian ai1977
Du juan hua kai shi1977
Fei yue ai qing qiao1977
Wo men shi nian qing de1977
Wo xin mi wang1977
You shi qi feng shi1977
Yun ai yun ai1977
Cai yun zai fei yue1977
Ai qing yu kai hua1977
Feng ling feng ling1977
Yan yang san yue tian1977
Bai hua piao xue hua piao1977as Joan Lin
Dan dan san yue qing meng long1977
Tiao yue de ai qing1977
Wo men lian ai qu le1977
Cui hu han1976Li Meng-Lan
Qing hua mian mian1976
Sang yuan1976
Yi feng mo sheng nü zi de lai xin1976
Ka fei mei jiu ning meng zhi1976
Yue hui zai zao chen1976Li Yi-wen
Ai qing wen ping niu zi ku1976
Lang hua1976
Xia ri jia qi mei gui hua1976Ho Yi-mei (as Fong Chiao Lin)
Bi yun tian1976
Hu die gu1976
Nü xue sheng1975
Bu bu jing hun1975
Wu tu wu min1975
Fei che long hu dou1975
Tao hua san niang zi1975
Feng yun qun ying1974
Jin yong lü tai1974
Jin shui lou tai1974
Shaolin Vengeance1974
Chu zu zuo shou di ren1974Guest star
Shaolin Long Arm1974
Xiao zi you zhong1974
Yi dui yi1974
Yi quan yi kuai qian1974
Chao Zhou nu han1973
Da sha san fang1973Li Ying
Jiang hu yi kuang long1973Hu Yuan-Fang


Won Awards

1979Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActressXiao cheng de gu shi (1979)

Nominated Awards

1978Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActressWang yang zhong de yi tiao chuan (1979)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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